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July 12, 2017

Sussex physicists unveil pop-up lab at Spitalfields Market

Members of the public learnt about quantum physics yesterday as part of an innovative pop-up lab being run by the University of Sussex at Spitalfields Market, London.

The lab, which was in the capital just for a day, has been created to educate the public about a new quantum computer being developed by scientists at the university.


July 7, 2017

QuantIC showcases latest technologies at the world’s largest photonics industry event

QuantIC showcased off some of its latest imaging technologies at Laser World of Photonics in Munich for the first time. Laser World of …

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July 6, 2017

NQIT Annual Report 2017 Published

We are pleased to announce our second Annual Report, marking the halfway point through NQIT’s five-year programme, and covering the progress made in our second year of the project, up to the beginning of 2017.

The first two years have seen the consortium focus its efforts towards refining the overall system architecture
and design to deliver the Q20:20 quantum computer demonstrator. We have made significant advances in
both system and engineering design, and identified the most effective components for assembling the system.


June 19, 2017

NQIT at the Oxfordshire Science Festival

On Sunday 18th June, we had a stand at the Explorazone: Hands-On Weekend in Oxford Town Hall, part of this year's Oxfordshire Science Festival.

Around 1000 people came to the science fair, despite the sweltering heat, or perhaps as a respite from it, and the NQIT researchers who made up "Quantum Crew" engaged with around 100 visitors - families, groups of friends, tourists - who came round the science during the day.


June 13, 2017

Breakthrough Three-Photon Interference

Breakthrough 3-photon interference achieved for the first time, another fundamental tool for bringing quantum computing into reality.

A research team at Oxford University working on quantum technologies that will sit at the heart of the world’s first scalable quantum computer, has made a major breakthrough in the field of quantum particle research.


June 13, 2017

Getting the word out: QuantIC researchers at quantum conferences this month

QuantIC academics Professors Miles Padgett, Daniele Faccio and Robert Hadfield will be speaking at international Quantum conferences taking place in Europe this week. Professors …

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June 1, 2017

Hot off the press! QuantIC publishes its latest annual report

From building on existing partnerships and developing new industrial collaborations to officially launching the QuantIC Innovation Space and the “Making the Invisible Visible” …

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May 22, 2017

New NQIT Co-Director for User Engagement

We are very pleased to welcome Evert Geurtsen as our new Co-Director for User Engagement, following the retirement of Tim Cook earlier this year.

Evert Geurtsen joins NQIT from his role as Head of Licensing and Ventures for the Physical Sciences at Oxford University Innovation (OUI).


April 5, 2017

Stellar explosion and quantum drama claim top prizes in Quantum Shorts film festival

“Novae” has won the top prize in this year’s Quantum Shorts film festival which is organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at …

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March 30, 2017

New quantum device could make contactless payment transactions more secure

A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public concerns around the security of contactless and wireless transactions, a new collaboration has found.

In partnership with Nokia and Bay Photonics, NQIT researchers at Oxford University Department of Physics have devised an innovative system for transmitting quantum keys that can d